Vive la PhranceThe audience and the performers construct a parallel between performance and society.
Saturday December 15th
10:00 – 11:30
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
In 1784 in Paris, Beaumarchais introduces the theatrical categories of coté cours and coté jardin. In 1789 in Paris, journalists introduce the political categories of left and right. Vive la Phrance “draws conclusions” from this coincidence and tests the potential for performance to give insight into how we as citizens relate to power structures in society.
A musician, an actor and a dancer guide the audience through 8 performative situations, inspired by existing works that correspond to 8 different power conditions. Vive la Phrance is a systematic piece with a high degree of sociality among the members of the audience; a piece that enjoys the imperfections of systems and conventions.
Spreafico Eckly is a performance company based on the collaboration between Caroline Eckly and Andrea Spreafico. The company produces work that merges the languages of its hybrid professional background (she as dancer, he as concept artist and historian of philosophy). They create situations where the audience interacts with the past in different ways and with variable intensities and give form to conceptual problems that are relevant in the contemporary debate. The ambition underpinning the company’s hybrid identity is to overcome any genre definition by letting the concept of each individual piece define the most relevant/efficient media and the best collaborators for its expression.
Concept and direction: Andrea Spreafico
With: Matteo Fargion, Robert M. Johanson, Mate Meszaros
Music: Matteo Fargion
Light: Caroline Eckly
Scenography: Gens – Association libérale d’architecture
Stage Management: Stephen Lunn
Co-produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), Black Box teater (Oslo), Carte Blanche (Bergen)
Supported by: Norsk kulturråd, Bergen kommune
Thanks for their expertise and advise to: Peter Wendl, Thomas Bruvik, Robert Roespel, Conrad Kemp, Melanie Fieldseth, Roy Aernaouts, Francesca Fargion, Jonathan Burrows